The Resolution was adopted at the 8th plenum of the 12th Party Central Committee. The following are key parts of the Resolution for reference: I - SITUATION AND CAUSES 1. Background and situation It is forecasted that in the coming time, the international situation will continue to witness many complicated developments, especially the strategic competition between big countries and maritime boundary sovereignty disputes and disagreements among countries in the East Sea. Trans-boundary environmental pollution, climate change and sea level rise have become urgent global problems. Sustainable development and harmony between development and marine conservation have become the mainstream. Globalization and revolution of science and technology have created many opportunities and challenges. Still, in the country, macroeconomic stabilization, sustainable development; adaptation to climate change and sea level rise; security, social order and safety are big difficulties and challenges. 2. … [Read more...] about Party’s Resolution on strategy for sustainable development of marine economy
Human impacts on coral reefs
Jake Ellison, SFGate.com Published 10:53 am PDT, Thursday, November 1, 2018 The Great Barrier Reef murder: Climate change has wiped out half of the reef since 2016; and things are looking bad for this coming summer. The recent study "Global warming transforms coral reef assemblages" adds, direly: "The 2015–2016 global bleaching event is a watershed for the Great Barrier Reef, and for many other severely affected reefs elsewhere in the Indo-Pacific Ocean. Furthermore, the Great Barrier Reef experienced severe bleaching again in early 2017, causing additional extensive damage. The most likely scenario, therefore, is that coral reefs throughout the tropics will continue to degrade over the current century until climate change stabilizes." Photo: Aerial view of the Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia. less The Great Barrier Reef murder: Climate change has wiped out half of the reef since 2016; and things are looking bad for this coming summer. The recent study … [Read more...] about The things humans have already erased from the planet
Viet Nam News HCM CITY — Humanity and the way we feed, fuel and finance our societies and economies is pushing nature and the services that power and sustain us to the brink, according to the WWF’s 2018 Living Planet Report. The report, released on Tuesday, indicated that global populations of fish, birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles declined, on average, by 60 per cent between 1970 and 2014, the most recent year with available data. The top threats to species identified in the report are directly linked to human activities, including habitat loss and degradation and overexploitation of wildlife. It also presented a sobering picture of the impact of human activity on the world’s wildlife, forests, oceans, rivers, and climate, underlining the rapidly closing window for action and the urgent need for the global community to collectively rethink and redefine how we value, protect and restore nature. “Science is showing us the harsh reality our forests, … [Read more...] about Human push wildlife populations to the brink
We’ve all been there: one minute you’re splashing about in the waves, the next, your bladder is clamouring to relieve itself there and then. So, do you just go with the flow, and wee in the sea, or do you get your feet all sandy and endure the torture of trying to locate a public toilet on land? It seems that most of us have opted for the easy option on at least one occasion. According 2014 poll by YouGov, half of Brits have admitted to urinating in the sea or ocean, and 52 per cent think it’s OK to do so. Rivers and lakes are seen as fair game by a smaller number; here 17 per cent of us admit to having taken a tinkle, while 31 per cent think that this is acceptable. But is their assumption correct? Last week, the Thai government announced that it was closing Maya beach – “The Beach" of Leonardo DiCaprio movie blockbuster fame – indefinitely, in order to give nearby coral and marine life an opportunity to recover. At least part of the problem, say … [Read more...] about Is it OK to wee in the sea?
At the dialogue, information on the newly approved Special Report of the IPCC on the impacts of global warming of 1.50C and related global greenhouse gas emission related pathways, known as Global Warming of 1.50C, were also shared.Deputy Minister of MONRE, Mr. Le Cong Thanh said “As one of the countries heavily impacted by climate change, Vietnam has actively implemented international commitments and efforts to cope with climate change. Vietnam has issued a Plan for the Implementation of the Paris Climate Change Agreement, with a focus on implementing its Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC). The dialogue focuses on issues related to the response actions to climate change in Vietnam; promoting cooperation, connection with development partners, scientific community, enterprises, organisations and individuals to response to climate change.”Mr. Le Cong Thanh, Deputy Minister of MONRE. (Photo: Khac Kien)The IPCC is t he global body for assessing the science related to … [Read more...] about IPCC presents findings of the Special Report on Global Warming of 1.50